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Parma boat shop sees surge in sales as people plan for socially distanced summer

Posted at 7:49 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 19:49:17-04

PARMA, Ohio — While some industries have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, a local boat shop has seen a surge in sales and customers.

Parma Marine, a boat shop on Brookpark Road, has been in business since 1954.

Joel Morrison, the store’s general manager, said this year has arguably been its strongest year since it opened.

Morrison said that customers are coming in hoping to find fun outdoor activities for the summer where they can remain socially distanced.

“Coronavirus has definitely motivated some people who have maybe struggled for the time to get into boating, this has allowed them to start boating and we’ve seen a noticeable increase in sales,” Morrison said.

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